Activity 6 Topic 1

Title

It’s my turn!

Duration

May vary depending on the activity chosen

Expected learning outcomes

By the end of this activity, the students will be able to:

  • Actively participate in a plurilingual and intercultural learning environment

  • Discover more on other cultures, through increased curiosity

  • To stimulate native students’ curiosity towards other cultures

Methodology

Role-play, intercultural learning

Description

As shown throughout this chapter, the mentoring methodology is meant to support the learning process and gradual social inclusion of students with migrant background. Yet, such a process requires a certain level of self-confidence, motivation and trust in the other people. 

 

This role-play activity consists of exchanging roles between mentors and mentees. The student with migrant background will become the mentor and guide the native student in the discovery of his/her own culture and language. 

 

As a result, native students will strengthen their intercultural competences, acquire new linguistic skills and boost their own empathy. Meanwhile, students with migrant background will reinforce their self-esteem, feeling of agency and inclusion within the host country. 

Relevant topics for discussion

  • How did you feel to take the other’s role? 

  • Did you find some elements in common with your culture? 

  • Would you like to learn more about your peer’s cultural background?

  • How can you foster these meetings more often?

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